One hundred thousand more people have joined the Labour Party in the last few weeks, taking the membership to over half a million. Who are they? Why have they joined? What will they do? These are the crucial questions for everyone in the party.
There have only been two significant political events over the same period which could have possibly have been the cause.
The first was the referendum on the European Union (EU) and the narrow 52-48 victory for “Leave.” The second has been the unprecedented revolt of the Labour MPs. The resignations from the Shadow Cabinet and the frontbench which have left Corbyn unable to appoint a full team. And the vote in which 80 per cent of the PLP expressed their lack of confidence in him.